Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Chandra Bhaga

Most members of this 'Red Rope' expedition were making their first visit to the Greater Ranges, and selected the Lahul area of India as a suitable area to cut their teeth. The first ascent of CBI 1, 6,044m, was their principal objective, and five members of the team achieved this by a couloir on the NW Face. Following the expedition, they renamed the mountain 'Independence Peak'.

August - September 1997
Colin Knowles with Ian Carey, Titch Kavanagh, Andy Phillips, Tracey Purchase, Dave Reynolds, and Chris Smart, plus LO Gurpal Singh

Other expeditions nearby